Saturday, April 14, 2018

Out June 8: "Paris in the Spring" compiles 60s and 70s sounds from France


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The events of May '68 are seen as a turning point in France's social history - pictures of the barricades are still potent images. Lines were drawn politically, culturally, socially, and pop music was not exempt. 'Paris In The Spring' is a collection of the new music, put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, that emerged from France between 1968 and the mid-70s, an extraordinary blend of several previously independent strains - French chanson and y-y, American jazz and funk, British chamber pop - shot through with the era's underlying mixture of optimism, uncertainty and darkness. This is the first collection of its kind, released on the 50th anniversary of the Paris uprising.

Tracks:

1. La Victime - Karl Heinz Schäfer
2. Hélicoptère - Mireille Darc
3. Les Aventures Extraordinaires D'un Billet de Banque - Bernard Lavilliers
4. Roses and Revolvers - Janko Nilovic
5. L'elu - Ilous & Decuyper
6. La Metaphore - Jacques Dutronc
7. Dommage Que Tu Sois Mort - Brigitte Fontaine
8. Les Garde Violent Au Secours Du Roi - Jean-Claude Vannier
9. Looking for You - Nino Ferrer
10. Chanson D'un Jour D'hiver - Cortex
11. Viens - Françoise Hardy
12. Couleurs - Léonie
13. Leslie Simone - William Sheller
14. Litanies - Triangle
15. Baleines - François de Roubaix
16. Encore Lui - Jane Birkin
17. Evelyne - Serge Gainsbourg
18. Le Bal Des Lazes - Michel Polnareff
19. Lileth - Léonie
20. Ystor - Ys
21. Chanson Pour Que Tu M'aimes Un Peu - France Gall
22. La Victime - Karl Heinz Schäfer
23. La Chanson D'hélène - Romy Schneider & Michel Piccoli

2 comments:

  1. I know of very few of the artists listed here, but i want to get the album. (Is that still the right word to use?) The reason is that cover image. He doesn't look mid-leap, but rather like he's drifting through the scene - perhaps drifting in the stream of music not captured by the camera?
    Yeah, maybe it's silly. But i was drawn in enough that i'll go looking for the sound to accompany the image.

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  2. Bob Stanley's compilations are great. I don't think you'll be disappointed. His history of pop music is well worth reading, too.

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